Hazira (Surat, Gujarat), March 10, 2022: The Heavy Engineering arm of Larsen & Toubro, flagged-off the fourth Steam Generator (SG) for NPCIL’s indigenously designed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) to be set up at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) in Fatehabad district of Haryana.
The ceremony took place at L&T’s state-of-the-art Heavy Engineering Complex located at Hazira near Surat in the presence of dignitaries from NPCIL and L&T. The entire order was completed 6 months ahead of schedule creating a global benchmark in the nuclear manufacturing industry despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steam Generators (SG) are heat exchangers which convert water into steam using the heat produced in a nuclear reactor core. It acts as a boundary between radiated and outside environment in a PHWR.
Mr. Anil V. Parab, Member- L&T Executive Committee, Senior Vice President and Head, L&T Heavy Engineering said “We thank NPCIL for having entrusted L&T with the opportunity to be part of India’s nuclear power program since its inception. We are proud to deliver this critical equipment six months ahead of contractual delivery by overcoming the pandemic challenges. L&T is fully committed to Honorable Prime Minister’s vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and fast track the Indian Nuclear program, to contribute to India’s commitments in COP26 to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.”
L&T’s ‘A. M. Naik Heavy Engineering Complex’ is a Globally benchmarked, state-of-the-art, fully integrated, digitally-enabled manufacturing facility. It continues to contribute to the “Make in India” mission. All L&T Heavy Engineering facilities are well equipped with Industry 4.0 solutions for engineered-to-order manufacturing. The heavy engineering business of L&T has a proven track record of supplying technology-intensive equipment and systems to global customers in the Refinery, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Nuclear Power sectors.